New Pilot Project for Student Support

educationA new pilot project for student educational support entitled “Koinoniko Frontistirio” (study groups with a professor) will be launched in the last quarter of the current school year, as announced on Friday by Symeon Kedikoglou, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. “It’s an innovative project that will support families who don’t have the financial means to hire a private tutor to help their children,” stated Kedikoglou.

The pilot will be launched this year in selected cities, and if successful will be officially implemented. The project has a dual role. To employ recently graduated but unemployed teachers under 30-years-of-age, as well as those teachers who have been out of work for longer, based on the records of the Greek Manpower Organization (OAED). Crucially it will provide educational support to students facing serious economic difficulties. The criteria for a student to be included in the program will be formulated in the next few months.

“Koinoniko Frontistirio” will be launched in high schools, with small study groups of less than 10 students in order to provide one-to-one tutoring. The selection of teachers will be based on the lists of substitute teachers and the project will be funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) for Greece.

The Deputy Minister said that he will also try to fund and implement the so-called “Supplementary Teaching Program” for the next school year. He hopes to be able to develop both programs in order to improve the Greek educational system, to support students in need and to offer jobs to newly graduated and long-term unemployed teachers.



  1. I don’t understand the whole “frontistirio” culture in Greece. There is a school system, instead of improving it, teachers (paid by the State), go and teach in the afternoon at some private school for extra money. Not only this causes a damage to the public school system and to the State, but it is also fraud, because they do not teach everything in schools on purpose.

  2. Parents send their kids to frodistrio because they are ethier having trouble with regular classes or because they want to give them a leg up on the competition. It’s not a bad idea actually. The regular public school system is what currently sucks.

    There needs to be far more focus on essential subjects that create jobs (math, physics, biology, etc..) and far less on the elective humanities fluff kids take to avoid the harder material. It’s even worse in the universities where kids take courses like late 19th century Slovenian Marxist post modernist feminist poetry ….then expect to get a job afterwards.

    Our schools have been heavily infiltrated by far leftist extremists. They are brainwashing our children with political gibberish that teaches them an attitude of entitlement (the shameless communists program children from a very young age… including Tsipiras himself who used to be part of KKE’s youth wing) .

    Education is actually one of the reasons why we slide back into emerging market statues. Why work hard and smart when one is brought up with the expection that others owes us something. The communist teach them to go out on the streets and make demands from the government.

    And why patriotically contribute to your own country when you have been “enlightened” by far leftists to be an anti-nationalist (i.e. anti-Greek) Extreme nationalism which negates ethics is anti-social. However, there is such a thing as extreme anti-nationalism… which is anti-social as well. It divides a nation between those that care about their home and those that undermine it for another. Utterly irrational.

    We have become a nation of useless selfish self-destructive parasites. Purging our school system of far leftist indoctrination will be required if we want to dramatically improve our economy. We need scientists and business people not uneducated pseudo-intellectual flakes that behave like they are all Aristotle and special, yet don’t even know what a Fourier transform is much less use it solve something.